Q&A Hook Hot water to Freestanding stove.

QandA Posted By QandA, Oct 5, 2001 at 2:20 PM

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  1. QandA

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    Nov 27, 2012

    I have a Vermont Castings Defiant Encore woodstove in my living room and a hydronic baseboard heating system throughout my house. The pipe I cut behind the stove seems to be "screaming" to somehow be warmed by the heat there, I have scanned through some of the letters and information on your site and related links and noticed a negative trend toward what I' scheeming. Therefor I ask anyway; is there any way to harness any of the heat from the back of my stove and transfer it to the water in my baseboard? Even a small amount just to circulate warm water. I know that coils that are in stoves are pretty much out of the question since I'm not about to modify a $2000+ stove and ruin the air tightness anyway. Any input on this subject is greatly appreciated, and keep in mind I made my own log-splitter so I'm not afraid of trying innovative approaches.


    I'll keep it short and sweet, because a long answer will not help in this case. It is not worth doing because the amount of BTU's you could get in to the water will not be enough to do much anything. You would not want to modify such a nice stove for this small result.
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